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Streetlife [electronic resource] : the untold history of Europe's twentieth century / Leif Jerram.

Author/Creator:
Jerram, Leif.
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (488 p.)
Subjects:
Cities and towns -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
City and town life -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Europe -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The twentieth century in Europe was an urban century: it was shaped by life in, and the view from, the street. Women were not liberated in legislatures, but liberated themselves in factories, homes, nightclubs, and shops. Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini made themselves powerful by making cities ungovernable with riots rampaging through streets, bars occupied one-by-one. New forms of privacy and isolation were not simply a by-product of prosperity, but because people planned new ways of living, new forms of housing in suburbs and estates across the continent. Our proudest cultural achievements lie
Contents:
Revolution in the streets
No place for a lady?
The cultured metropolis
Sex and the city
Building utopia: how cities shaped our lives and our minds
Epilogue: the way we live now?.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-461) and index.
ISBN:
1-283-84830-9
0-19-153973-2
OCLC:
820009851
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